Grab your little striped blue and white conductor hat, it’s Train-Time! Today’s offering comes from fan-favorite Peter Norman (swoofty), who’s screen-name sounds like that flatulent noise Space-builders make when they run around with their ships. The real title of this beauty is “SNIM SD70ACS #CC 122” for all you Train-heads who speak in code, but no matter what you call it, you can’t deny the striking color scheme and diverse textures.
This model was actually posted on Labor Day here in the States with some insightful accompanying text on the topic of SNIM (Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière), the national railway of Mauritania. I asked our own Brother Tim if he would help me with some insightful tidbit about this engine, but his speech was slurred and I couldn’t quite make it out…something about my mother. My mother is really more of a fan of the big-rigs so I’m not sure what he’s talking about. Enjoy the train!